February 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Before The Voices Are Stilled:'A Raft On The River'

Rockaway Resident Pens Holocaust Memoir

Wave columnist and Republican Party activist, Stuart Mirsky, is no newcomer to literature about the Holocaust. More...

Ah,Yes.I Remember It Well:Central Avenue,Circa 1950

From Elfenbein's To Meyer's, Name Those Shops

The Far Rockaway website (www.farrockaway.com) has been looking for people to name the shops that operated in the community's central business district, along Central Avenue, Mott Avenue and Cornaga Avenue during the late 1940's and early 1950's. More...

Addabbo: Look At Alternatives To Pricing Plan

Anumber of supporters of the city administration's congestion pricing plan have stated that the opponents of the proposal really can't complain, because they have offered no alternatives to address the city's traffic woes. More...

Sports

Rockaway Fisheads Host Annual Irish Day Celebration

This Saturday marks the celebration of Irish culture on the Rockaway peninsula, and the Fisheads are once again ready to host their annual postparade "Green Gala". More...

Opening Tip-Off For Annual Peggy Boyle Tournament

The 10th Annual Peggy Boyle Girls Basketball Tournament began with a full slate of games at St. Francis this past weekend. This year's tournament is the largest field so far. In the Subnovice division, Good Shepherd opened with a win over St. More...

Sorrentino Recreational Center Honor Little League Players

The Sorrentino Recreational Center has announced that they will be honoring the 2007 Health Plus/PAL/Parks and Recreation Queens Little League baseball champions and runnerups on April 12. More...

Obits

William F.Becker

Die Caster

William F. Becker, a 45-year Rockaway resident, died February 22. Becker was born in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He worked as a die caster with Long Island Die Casting in Inwood, New York. More...

Waveney Bissoon

Homemaker

Waveney Bissoon, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, died February 17. She was 67. Bissoon was born in Guyana, South America on July 10, 1940. More...

Jean Marie Brady

Secretary

Jean Marie Brady, a lifelong Far Rockaway resident, died February 21. She was 82. Brady was born in Far Rockaway. She worked as a food service secretary at Peninsula General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert. More...

Teen Advisor Busted For Scamming Contractors

An Arverne man, who worked with local teens until last August, was busted by an undercover investigator at the McDonald's in Far Rockaway this week for scamming contractors out of thousands of dollars. More...

Judge Flunks Pleener City Lawsuit

ABrooklyn judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by former Beach Channel High School principal Barbara Pleener, who claimed that she was fired because she is white. More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade Steps Off Saturday

The Queens St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Locals Longing For Spring

Recently, a doctor said that in Canada where it really snows, two trucks go and clear the white stuff from the streets and fill each other with it. Then they go and dump both truckloads into the river there. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Galloping Around

It was Australia week in NYC and we learned about the economy, investments, fashion and travel at a Waldorf luncheon. Dr Terry Cutter, expert on innovation and industry, mentioned that some leading U.S. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

The Opening Of 'Structure'

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalli ance.org Stone fortresses standing in ancient vigil. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Madmen Roaming Our Streets

We would doubt that anybody believes that the system worked the way it was designed to work in the case of accused murderer David Tarloff, who brutally took a meat cleaver to therapist Kathryn Faughey in Manhattan earlier this month. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"FIDEL RETIRES" More...

Letters

Show The Mayor Your Displeasure

Dear Editor, I have never seen the Rockaway community in such agreement as I have regarding the proposed YMCA. More...

In Defense Of George And Abe

Dear Editor, Last week, the nation celebrated President's Day Weekend to honor George as Father and Defender and Abraham as Savior and Emancipator of the Nation. More...

Takes Exception To The Times

Dear Editor, I must take exception to your comments in today's Beachcomber section. You quote recent articles in the NY Times (aka "the drive-by media"), which question current treatment methods of Diabetes and high cholesterol. More...


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